Dear BellaVita Team, Members, Clients & Partners,
This message is long overdue as it's been hard for me to put how grateful I am into words. In the beginning we had absolutely no clients, but passion and drive for making fitness fun, enjoyable, and by adding balance to our members’ lives in crazy New York City. Now we can proudly say we’ve had over 9000 class attendees to date which is incredible! On behalf of the BellaVita team, I'd like to thank all of you for meditating, exercising, and sweating with us! We've come a long way since day 1 and your continued support means everything to us. YOU are the reason we exist and our number one goal is to show our appreciation by making sure you are always happy!
As a company, we've gone through major changes from schedule to a new location, and many of you have stayed loyal to us, for that I am thankful.
In addition to our wonderful clients, it is especially important that I take a moment for our team. Without you, there would be no BellaVita. Each and every one of you has contributed to creating a beautiful, supportive and judgment free environment. You are our greatest assets and I appreciate everyone that has been, is, or will be a part of our team. You are what makes BellaVita exceptional. Every studio representative, instructor, clean team, and partner has made their contribution to bring us where we are today! I feel truly blessed to have THE BEST team on the planet! Love you guys!
Last week was our company photo-shoot and we are so excited to be sharing pictures with you soon! With our new pictures we’ll be introducing you to our wonderful instructors. To share the excitement with everyone, we decided to make an event out of it and invited you all to come, it was a blast!
I'd like to give a special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for being a part of our special day. DAVIDsTEA gave us delicious samples to help relax & detoxify. We highly recommend their delicious blends, with over 150 teas in store and 500 total teas there is sure to be one for you! After a long day’s work, EBoost was a life savior because they gave our members an extra burst of instant energy for evening classes. Xanadu also gave us a caffeine rush for that extra push for class with their great iced coffee. Congratulations to Xanadu on the new location and we are so happy to welcome you to the community! WTRMLN WTR also showed their support by giving all of us fresh watermelon after class to stay hydrated, absolutely fabulous! Our community support is inspiring and we are so happy to have such amazing neighbors! Speaking of AMAZING neighbors, we have a HUGE partnership event in the works for May...Stay tuned for info! (SOOO excited about this one, you will be too!)
A special thanks to our incredible studio representative Nerissa for coordinating; Stephen, Robert, and Imani our talented photographers and videographer for catching everything on film; DJ Radicate for taking class to the next level; Our make-up artists and hair stylists, Annie, Nichole, Monique, and Galina for getting us camera ready; and everyone else that participated in the festivities!
We have many plans in the coming weeks, including additional classes, new partnerships, events & MUCH MORE! Finally if you have any questions, or suggestions, I'd love to hear from you as we are always looking for ways to improve!
I am so excited to see what the future holds for BellaVita! Today is wonderful so remember to live in the present, the best is yet to come. Here's to a healthy and happy future.
Good Morning Bellas and Bellos!
I’ve heard some buzz lately about some upcoming Spartan races, and it is now my pleasure to announce that BellaVita will be partnering with Spartan Race! They are offering numerous races throughout the tri-state area, and we would love to help some of our members take up the challenge.
AND we are going to be awarding a FREE race code to one of our dedicated members, stay tuned for more details on how to be the lucky racer! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Now to protein - every fitness fan's favorite macronutrient, and every vegan's least favorite topic of conversation. However, knowing how vital protein is to sustain the activity level of our clients, I think it'd be beneficial to discuss plant-based sources of protein that anybody (even college students) can afford to work into their diet.
This week I'll focus on the "meat alternative" types, I'm talking tofu, tempeh, seitan, etc. Each of these has their benefits as well as downfalls. Tofu is a complete protein which means that it contains all the essential amino acids, so the 13 grams of protein you get per 3 oz. serving are of the best quality. It's derived from soybeans, low in fat, high in calcium, and cholesterol free! Tempeh is also a soy based protein source, packing in tons of calcium and 5 grams of protein per ounce. It has a bit of a different texture, so its best to play around with it to determine how exactly you like it prepared! Seitan has bit more of a shaky reputation. For those with gluten allergies or sensitivities, stay away from this food as it's made solely of vital wheat gluten. Although, if you're down to devour some good old gluten, then seitan is a fantastic option. A 3 oz. serving of seitan has 21 grams of protein and only 4-5 grams of fat. Store bought seitan is typically higher in sodium, so to cut both costs and salt I would recommend making it at home. There are plenty of recipes online for all of these great foods!
Next week I'll try to cover protein in plants and some of my favorite plant based protein shakes and bars.
Hello Bellas and Bellos!
Welcome to BellaVita News! We will keep you updated on everything wellness! Enjoy your stay :)